EDITORIAL: Companies going green not in Eskom’s best interest
The government is not keen to allow third parties to generate their own energy as it will accelerate Eskom’s death spiral
The crisis at Eskom that forced SA’s underground mines to shut down put the spotlight squarely on the government’s inability to allow third parties to enter the electricity generation space.
Large and small mining companies in SA have submitted applications to the national energy regulator and Eskom, the state-owned power monopoly, for solar projects to supply their operations. ..